Texas A&M Health Science Center and DeTar Healthcare System announced a partnership earlier this year that established a family medicine residency program in Victoria. This past July the three-year program accepted its first six residents. The curriculum will encourage participants to continue practicing in the area. The first class of residents recruited will be led by Dr. Sidney Ontai, director of DeTar Family Medicine Residency and assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Medicine. For a physician to practice medicine they must go through three years of training in their desired specialty called residency. These physicians chose the DeTar Family Medicine Center to start their career. The residents will complete their training in June 2019. DeTar received more than 1,000 applications.

Sandra Nweke is one of the residents that was accepted. She is originally from Houston. She studied biology at Dillard University in New Orleans and Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica. She is completing a postgraduate certificate in medical education from the University of Dundee in Scotland. She is excited to practice in Victoria because it is close to her hometown of Houston, and she really enjoyed the community feeling of the smaller city. Dr. Nweke enjoys trying new foods, listening to live music and being outdoors - all of which she will find in Victoria. She got started in medicine as early as 5th grade. She knew she wanted to be a physician. During her clinical rounds at the medical school, she was drawn to family medicine as she realized the impact this specialty has on both patients and families. Family medicine practitioners have the unique opportunity to treat patients through a lifetime of experiences.


We wish Dr. Nweke the best. She will be live on air with us Tuesday morning.